Sundance Film Festival 1996 Catalog, 136 pages
The Sundance Film Festival of '96 drew record crowds (over 15,000 people) to view the largest array of films ever shown at the Festival. To complicate matters - and reassert the notion that nature waits not for independent film - it snowed some ten feet in ten days. Inspirational Australian biopic SHINE was one highlight that went on to capture the public consciousness, as did BIG NIGHT, a collaboration between two actors-turned-directors, Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. The Piper-Heidsieck tribute to independent vision was awarded to Woody Allen regular Dianne Wiest, and the Festival featured a retrospective of the films of American storyteller William Wellman.